And the next to recognize the sovereign state of Palestine is….

30 Aug
Mauricio Funes, FMLN candidate for the 2009 pr...

Mauricio Funes

… El Salvador and Honduras? And now St. Vincent and Grenadines?

They couldn’t even wait for the UN vote. Geopolitically important and monumental? Not so much. The quartet and Israel are not so concerned that this will cause a Latin American domino effect of states recognizing the Palestinian’s right to self-determination. Still, an interesting development. Salvadoreño president Mauricio Funes was quoted on the decision:

“This decision was made in the context of the profound respect El Salvador has for sovereign decisions by members of the United Nations, the majority of whom have recognized the Palestinian state.”

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